David Herron is a writer and software engineer living in Silicon Valley. He primarily writes about electric vehicles, clean energy systems, climate change, peak oil and related issues. When not writing he indulges in software projects and is sometimes employed as a software engineer. David has written for sites like PlugInCars and TorqueNews, and worked for companies like Sun Microsystems and Yahoo.

Tesla Autopilot under US Dept of Transportation scrutiny

Several times now, Tesla vehicles struck stationary first responder vehicles dealing with stuff on the road. The concern is whether Tesla’s autopilot system exacerbates human factors to undermine the effectiveness of the driver’s ability to supervise the vehicle. Remember that Tesla’s autopilot system is not a full-fledged driving automation system…

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